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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2011

I didn't stay at Dona Mara, although after seeing it I would give it a try. But they did make a good breakfast and internet that we could use while we were there. The staff was nice and made sure we had all we needed.

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1 Thank pitayaqueen
wiliamsburg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Yes, the rooms are small, but who wants to stay in the room when vacationing in Bocas del Toro. The staff is absolutely fantastic and caters to your every whim. The restaurant next door is excellent. The food is fresh and prepared to order so just know that you're going to wait. Enjoy an ice cold Balboa in the meantime.

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1 Thank taymomlin
Baltimore, MD
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2010

Horrendous experience. No water, fan didn't work, AC on the blink. Rooms( and they are NOT cheap) have all the personality of a bombshelter. STAY in BOCAS!! i.e. Cocomo on the Sea or Lula's

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1 Thank erewhon_10
California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2009

It wasn´t the plushest hotel we´ve ever stayed at but the staff made our few days there really special. They were lovely! The location was stunning and we would highly recommend Bocas del Toro!

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1 Thank kelly4000
Volcan, Panama
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2009

We arrived at Dona Mara to find that there was no water. We were told there was no water anywhere else so we went ahead and stayed. We were asked to pay upfront for the three days we were staying. By the end of the second day we couldn't take the no water situation so we asked for a refund... More 

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2 Thank blackandwhitecookie
New York City
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2009

My friend and I spent an absolutely amazing time as this fabulous, local hotel! It's right at the beach, on an island 2 minutes by boat from crazy Bocas, where one can party all night long. The hotel manager (Luis), his wife and staff were extremely welcoming and there for us with help and advise as needed. Food and drinks... More 

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Thank NYCBelleTraveler
Utah
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1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2009

We had a fabulous time, everyone there were so nice. Penny and her husband do a wonderful job making you feel welcome. We didn't speak spanish, in fact just english. Their english was pefect. The staff was very nice, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, very inexpensive and very good. They had a bar and my favorite part was... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2008

What a wonderful getaway! This was our second visit to the Bocas area and we are so glad that Doug recommended this to us! We stayed a full week! Many days we moved only from the yummy breakfast to the end of the dock to sway in the hamock and watch the boats. The service is out of this world... More 

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2 Thank LadybugColorado
venice, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2008

Dona Mara is a Rudimentary 1 story cell block. 6 Very small and basic rooms in a horseshoe shaped building. Loud dance hall Reggae music supplied by neighbors until 5 A.M. almost every morning free of charge, and if the wind is blowing right, a fantastic open air sewer smell right in your room. And the hours of running water... More 

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1 Thank jasonkimba
Brooklyn, NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2008

The staff was really nice, and the views and tiny beach are very pleasant. BUT, our room wasn't great. It was small and felt like a musty city hotel. Too much concrete, only one small window which opened onto the common area, there was a little mold on the ceiling. It wasn't horrible, but once inside the room we didn't... More 

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on breathtaking, tranquil Carenero Island, our hotel is one of very few with rooms right on the beach. Our location is perfect, less than two minutes from Bocas Town, with its shops, restaurants, and nightlife. However, we're just far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. Our bed & breakfast & restaurant provide comfort, tranquility, and a swimming beach without sacrificing easy access to/from Isla Colon. Taste the local flavor at our beachside restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast

Address: Isla Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $71 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hotel Dona Mara Bocas Town
Hotel Dona Mara Bed And Breakfast
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